With Republicans like Marco Rubui, who needs to worry about anti-gun Democrats? In a move that is appalling but not surprising, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has filed a ‘Red Flag gun seizure’ bill that he, himself, titled the ‘‘Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021″.
Backing — and even sponsoring — gun control is nothing new for Rubio, who has advocated for banning all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, as well as raising the minimum age to purchase any gun to 21.
The legislation was filed with the help of several cosponsors, including U.S. Senators Jack Reed (Dem.-RI), Angus King (Ind.-ME), and Rick Scott (Rep.-FL). This sort of legislation — coming out of the gate with bipartisan support from across the spectrum — always gets more attention and momentum built up briefcase it has a better chance of passing with bipartisan support.
What’s In The Bill
Little Marco Rubio has filed legislation like this before, back in 2018. To the great shame of gun owners everywhere, the NRA backed his bill! Their top lobbyist, Chris Cox, even cut a video endorsing the concept! While they moaned about how much pressure they were getting at the time, it was not lost on gun owners that in 2016 and 2017 and most of 2018, they controlled all three branches of the legislature — that is, they didn’t face any REAL threat from Democrats.
But here we are now in 2021, and gun owners know a lot more than they knew in 2018. Not just about the NRA, but about what the radical anti-gun crowd has in store for America.
So what does Marco Rubio have in his bill. Well, we couldn’t help but notice the disingenuous opening description, here:
Most people would read that and think, “Well, family would know, so if they think there is a problem, there must be!” But in reality, Rubio’s bill expands who can ‘report’ a person far beyond family. The list of people Rubio’s bill would give that ability to includes
- Anybody you’ve dated — Another reason not to date ‘crazy!’
- Anybody you’ve lived with in the last year –hope that liberal roommate left on good terms!
- Somebody who shares a child with you even in a step-parent capacity — hope your ex’s new boyfriend likes you!
- Anybody related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption.
The list goes on, but it’s obvious that it’s not only ‘family’ who can report you. Basically, ex-girlfriends and angry former roommates are given a black check!
The bill is similar to most other Red Flag laws in that it would allow liberal judges to order the seizure of a gun owner’s firearms before they have been arrested or convicted of a crime and based
solely on the word of an embittered personal enemy that you might not have seen for years!
Say goodbye to due process! Rubio’s bill would allow gun owner’s firearms to be seized through secret, ex-parte, court proceedings that they won’t even know are taking place, much less be allowed to attend to defend themselves.
Stick, Meet Carrot!
But the most low-down and cowardly part of this bill is how Marco Rubio intends to incentivize states to pass his nasty bill!
His bill, S. 292, would bribe state legislatures with federal dollars if they violate the Constitution and pass ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ at the state level! He wants to take the tax dollars of law-abiding gun owners to bribe the states to take those gun owner’s firearms away — before they’ve been charged or convicted of any crime!
It sounds like something from some communist country, but it’s happening right here in America — and is the work of Republicans!
Republican-Backed Gun Control
This sort of legislation is exactly what moderates and RINOs are looking for! This legislation is much easier to support for sell- out Republicans looking to “make a deal” in Congress on a “common sense gun control bill.”
With a bill like this, they can pass Red Flag Rubio’s bill and tell gun owners that they didn’t technically pass ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ laws because this bill doesn’t force them on gun owners directly. Instead, S. 292 pressures state legislatures to pass them, while offering the states tens of millions of dollars to make it happen!
After the Covid Scare, some states are facing economic downturns — so turning down ‘free money’ from Little Marco Rubio is going to be harder than ever!
This is the kind of back room dealing garbage that has harmed our gun rights in the U.S. and State Capitols across the country for decades — and gun owners are completely fed up with it!
We’ve heard from hundreds of gun owners that they want to konw what they can do to stop all of the gun control that’s going to be coming at them left, right, and center under Joe Biden’s presidency. In response, we reached out to the American Firearms Association to ask them for something our readers can do to get involved!
They have provided up with the form below which allows gun owners to contact their elected legislators directly in just thirty seconds to a minute! So if you want to stop this nasty Red Flag bill, take a minute right now to tell your legislators ENOUGH of the Swamp-games. Gun owners aren’t playing by their crooked rules, anymore.